Söhne Mannheims

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Söhne Mannheims
Soehne Mannheims.jpg
Söhne Mannheim in Kiel in 2010.
Background information
Origin Mannheim, Germany
Genres Pop, Soul, Hip pop
Years active 1995-present
Labels Söhne Mannheims (Edel Music)
Website Official site
Members Marlon B.
Andreas Bayless
Billy Davis
Ralf Gustke
Michael Herberger
Bernd Herrmann
Michael Klimas
Kosho
Robbee Mariano
Henning Wehland
Metaphysics
Xavier Naidoo
Tino Oac
Florian Sitzmann
Past members Uwe Banton
Claus Eisenmann
J-Luv
Jah MC
Jah Meek
Rolf Stahlhofen
Pbc
Edo Zanki

Söhne Mannheims (Sons of Mannheim) is a German musical band founded 1995 in Mannheim by Xavier Naidoo and others.

History[edit]

The Group was founded in 1995 by Xavier Naidoo and Claus Eisenmann.

In 2000 they released their first studio album Zion. The biggest hit from this album was Geh davon aus. After several solo projects by the group members, they met in the studio to record the second album Noiz. Their second big hit was the song Und wenn ein Lied, which stood at number 2 on the German single-chart for the whole winter of 2005. After a lot of concerns, they released the live-album Power of the Sound.

With the Single Wenn du schläfst, which appeared early in 2005, they helped the project World Vision Deutschland and encouraged their fans to be automatically: "Erhebt eure Stimme gegen Armut!" ("Raise your voice against poverty!").[1]

Claus Eisenmann left the band in 2006 because he appeared in a TV commercial and violated the band philosophy. Eisenmann given reason's was that Naidoo has led the band as a "dictator".[2]

From the 12 January 2007 until the 10 February 2007 they made a Club-Tour through Europa. They began in Belgien with stops in Bielefeld. On the concerts from this tour they sang songs from the album Iz On, which was released in 2009. The Concerts were fully sold out in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Since the 10 March 2007 they gave one more time 6 concerts under the title Zwischenräume – Zweiklang im Einklang together with the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra.

On the 31 August 2007 appeared the compilation Söhne, Mond und Sterne, which contains songs of the band members. With this selection the wanted to show the diversity of their style directions. But the Album could only reach the Austrian charts.

One year later, also in August they released their first number-one-hit Das hat die Welt noch nicht gesehen.[3]

The studio album Iz On appeared on 10 July 2009. It was planned for 2008, but they shifted it on 2009 to release a recording for MTV Unplugged, who was released in September as Dubble-CD and in October as Dubble-DVD.

The fourth studio album was released on 13 May 2011 Barrikaden von Eden. iTunes classes it on genre Pop but it also has Techno-Songs and ballads.

On the 15 July 2011 appeared Freiheit. The Song dedicated to the Amnesty International. Amnesty International made a video with them, because they had existed fifty years.

In February they participate on the predetermining for the Eurovision Song Contest for German, but lost to Cascada.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[4]
AUT
[5]
SWI
[6]
Zion
  • December 18, 2000
  • Label: Söhne Mann
  • Format: CD, digital download
4 3 13
Noiz
  • Released: June 14, 2004
  • Label: Söhne Mann
  • Format: CD, digital download
1 1 4
  • BVMI GER: 3x Platinum[7]
  • IFPI AUT: 2x Platinum[8]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[9]
Iz On
  • Released: July 10, 2009
  • Label: Söhne Mannheims
  • Format: CD, digital download
3 4 4
  • BVMI GER: Gold[7]
  • IFPI AUT: 2x Platinum[8]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[9]
Barrikaden von Eden
  • Released: May 13, 2011
  • Label: Söhne Mannheims Gmbh
  • Format: CD, digital download
2 2 2
  • BVMI GER: Gold[7]
ElyZion
  • Released: January 21, 2014
  • Label: Söhne Mannheims Gmbh
  • Format: CD, digital download
9 4 9

Concert albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[4]
AUT
[5]
SWI
[6]
Power of the Sound
  • Released: 8 August 2005
  • Label: Söhne Mannheims
  • Format: CD, digital download
1 1 5
  • BVMI GER: Gold[7]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[8]
Wttsingen in Schwetzingen MTV Unplugged
  • Released: 19 September 2008
  • Label: XN-Tertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
1 2 1
  • BVMI GER: Platinum[7]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[8]
  • IFPI SWI: Gold[9]

Compilations[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[4]
AUT
[5]
SWI
[6]
Söhne, Mond & Sterne
  • Released: 31. August 2007
  • Label: Söhne Mann
  • Format: CD, digital download
1

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, certifications and albums
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
[4]
AUT
[5]
SWI
[6]
Geh’ davon aus 2000 2 11 8 Zion
Dein Glück liegt mir am Herzen 2001 55
Power of the Sound 98
Mein Name ist Mensch 2003 50 Familienalbum
Vielleicht 2004 9 5 23 Noiz
Dein Leben / Babylon System 42 41 58
Und wenn ein Lied 2 2 3
  • BVMI GER: Gold[7]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[8]
Wenn du schläfst 2005 21 27 29
Das hat die Welt noch nicht gesehen 2008 1 4 3 MTV Unplugged – Wettsingen in Schwetzingen
Zurück zu dir 75 Power of the Sound
Iz On 2009 15 56 67 Iz On
Ich wollt nur deine Stimme hör’n 13 37 96
Ist es wahr (Aim High) 2011 27 64 Barrikaden von Eden
Freiheit 77 70
Für dich 98
Gesucht & Gefunden 2012 51 44 57
One Love 2013 56

DVDs[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title DVD details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[4]
AUT
[5]
SWI
[6]
Power of the Sound (live)
  • Released: 8. August 2005
  • Label: Söhne Mann
  • Format: CD, digital download
* 1 *
  • BVMI GER: Gold[7]
Wettsingen in Schwetzingen MTV Unplugged
  • Released: 21. November 2008
  • Label: Söhne Mann
  • Format: CD, digital download
* 1 2
  • BVMI GER: Gold[7]
"*" Sales were count to the album

Awards[edit]

  • ECHO - "Best National Group" (2005).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raise your voice against poverty!"
  2. ^ Gemeinde verliert Vorsänger
  3. ^ Das Hat die Welt noch nicht gesehen on top of the chart
  4. ^ a b c d e "Chartverfolgung / Söhne Mannheims / Longplay". musicline.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Discographie Söhne Mannheims". austriancharts.at (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Söhne Mannheims(Charts)" (select "Charts" tab). hitparade.ch (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank: Söhne Mannheims" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Austrian certifications – Gotye" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 12 January 2013.  Enter Gotye in the field Interpret. Click Suchen
  9. ^ a b c d "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Söhne Mannheims)". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 

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